A lot of people like to stick with only the wines that they know. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying what you like, but in order to more fully appreciate wines and discover their hidden qualities, step out and try something new.
While rules for matching food with wine are not absolute, they can certainly improve your enjoyment. A bad pairing can still be a good experience, but a great pairing can bring out the best in both the food and the wine.
Wines are described by how dry, acidic, oaky, and tannic they are. What do those words actually mean? Learn how to identify and describe wine personality.